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A 36-year-old member asked:

is it ok to eat orange or green jello before a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Imran Saeed
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Usually its clear: Liquids the day before colonoscopy. Jello is fine but not oranges. Some people recommend avoiding red color jello so as not to creat any confusion during colonoscopy.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can I have orange and lime jello before a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Generally: These are fine. Avoid red jello and red popsicles.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to eat orange jello during my colonoscopy prep?

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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes and no.: Avoid red and purple, but orange doesn't usually cause much problem. Be sure to consume a lot of liquids, too. Check with your doctor's office, they might have unique restrictions/limitations. The red jello can get confused with fresh blood!
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to eat ornage jello before a colonoscopy?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: We usually recommend our patients to not have anything red the day before a colonoscopy because things like red jello can look like blood during a procedure and this can be confusing at times for an endoscopist.
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A 55-year-old female asked:

I am scheduled for a colonoscopy . . .Is it ok to drink orange gatorade?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
NPO: Means nothing by mouth. Iv sedation is usually recommended to minimize any discomfort. Hence, npo for 6-8 hours before surgery. You are not allowed to eat or drink anything, not even water, for those 6 hours preceding colonscopy. You can brush your teeth, don’t swallow any water. Hope it makes sense.

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